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retropinnis, Ophichthys Eigenmann [C. H.] 1887:116 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 10 (no. 613); ref. 18064] Snapper banks off Pensacola, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, U.S.A. Holotype (unique): USNM 38054. Type catalog: Smith 1994:35 [ref. 21917]. •Valid as Ophichthus retropinnis Eigenmann 1887 -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836]). •Synonym of Ophichthus puncticeps (Kaup 1859) -- (authors). Current status: Synonym of Ophichthus puncticeps (Kaup 1859). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.